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  • Question

  • Good day!

    We are moving smoothly to Windows 10 and now are faced with a small problem with the process of installing updates on the most modern OS from Microsoft. Or rather, the problem is a very serious change in the procedure for the automatic installation of updates regarding Windows 7.

    This is how this moment was implemented in Windows 7. By default, automatic installation of updates is assigned at 2 am. If the computer was turned off at that time, then when you turned on, the OS understands that the installation time is missed and after 1 minute (by default) starts the update installation process.

    But, starting with Windows 8, an automatic maintenance system (Install during automatic maintenance option) can be added to this process.

    But if you do not use it, the process of automatically installing updates after the missed installation time has changed dramatically. If the computer on Windows 10 was turned off at 2 am (scheduled time of the default installation), then when you turn it on, the installation of updates does not occur. The OS is still waiting for the scheduled installation time, and if the computer is constantly turned off at 2 am, no updates are installed at all. Even after 3 weeks.

    Now, actually, the question:

    How to configure the update procedure in the part of the automatic installation on Windows 10 in the same way as it was implemented in Windows 7 using group policies ?

    The article Manage device restarts after updates studied, but did not help.

    Thanks!

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:45 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    It is by design. As Group Policy shows that Automatic maintenance can be further configured by using Group Policy settings here: Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Maintenance Scheduler.

     

    Or you can change Configure automatic update to 3-Auto download and notify for install.

     

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    • Marked as answer by AntonKarlan Wednesday, April 17, 2019 8:55 AM
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7:39 AM
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  • It is by design. As Group Policy shows that Automatic maintenance can be further configured by using Group Policy settings here: Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Maintenance Scheduler.


    Seems like Automatic Maintenance is the only way to install Windows 10 updates like it was on Windows 7

    • Marked as answer by AntonKarlan Wednesday, April 17, 2019 8:58 AM
    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 8:58 AM

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  • Hi,

     

    It is by design. As Group Policy shows that Automatic maintenance can be further configured by using Group Policy settings here: Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Maintenance Scheduler.

     

    Or you can change Configure automatic update to 3-Auto download and notify for install.

     

    Hope these can help you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by AntonKarlan Wednesday, April 17, 2019 8:55 AM
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7:39 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

     

    It is by design. As Group Policy shows that Automatic maintenance can be further configured by using Group Policy settings here: Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Maintenance Scheduler.

     

    Or you can change Configure automatic update to 3-Auto download and notify for install.

     

    Hope these can help you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Ok! But what if we do not want to use Maintenance Scheduler at all. We want to Windows 10 install updates like Windows 7 - after 1 minute right after it finds out that installation time is missed.

    And option 3-Auto download and notify for install is not an option for us, we need fast automatic installation on all managed (domain joined) computers.

    There is another thread on forum about problem like mine. But with no acceptable solution.

    Here is a screen from my modern Windows 10 1809

    You can see, that option Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed is not checked by default.

    If we can somehow check that option using Windows Update GPO - that will be solution to my problem.

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019 9:06 AM
  • It is by design. As Group Policy shows that Automatic maintenance can be further configured by using Group Policy settings here: Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Maintenance Scheduler.


    Seems like Automatic Maintenance is the only way to install Windows 10 updates like it was on Windows 7

    • Marked as answer by AntonKarlan Wednesday, April 17, 2019 8:58 AM
    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 8:58 AM